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10 Fantastic Nonfiction Reads: True Stories Featuring Women Spies

Posted about 4 days ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with biographies, CIA, civil war, cryptographers, espionage, intelligence officers, resistance movements, secret agents, Secret Service, spies, undercover operations, women in war, women private investigators, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II

Inspiring true stories about women who just happened to work as spies.

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5 Powerful Poems to Read for Women's History Month

Posted about 11 days ago by April S

Posted in Fiction and Graphic Novels | Tagged with Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, inspirational, Maya Angelou, mothers and daughters, Poems, poetry, Poetry Collections, Sarah Kay, self-discovery, self-realization, social issues, women poets and Women's History Month

Explore notable poems and poetry collections by women poets.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted about 14 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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HerStory: Intersectional Feminism

Posted about 17 days ago by Rebecca S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, discrimination, feminism, feminists, intersectionality, memoirs, racism, sexism, social issues, Steinem Sisters Collection, women authors, women's history and Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Steinem Sisters Collection for HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. Featuring four of the Toledo region’s most celebrated women’s activists and forward-thinkers, this special program will investigate how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive through a renewed focus on intersectionality.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Get Information: A Feminist Reading List

Posted over 2 years ago by Katie M

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks and History and Politics | Tagged with equality, feminism, feminism-humor, feminist, political activists, sexism, social conditions, women, Women's History Month, women's rights and women's studies

In preparation for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington on January 21st, we’re highlighting some must-read books for the modern feminist.

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